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WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:05:15 pm »
It's that time again.  The WWE Hall of Fame is announcing its latest inductees and the first one is one of professional wrestling's most dominant performers.

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What's next for Goldberg?  The WWE Hall of Fame.

As first reported by ESPN, Goldberg is the first inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and will take his place in sports-entertainment history on Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 week in New Orleans.

"Goldberg's unique athleticism, persona and intensity captured the imagination of sports entertainment fans around the world throughout his illustrious career," said Paul Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative.  "We are honored to have Goldberg take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame."

It's the ultimate accolade for Goldberg, whose career began in 1997.  After playing football at the University of Georgia and the NFL's Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons, the former defensive tackle took his hard-hitting work ethic from the gridiron to the squared circle, which paid off in spades.  After his WCW debut in September 1997, Goldberg went on an unbelievable 173-match undefeated streak, capturing the United States Championship and WCW World Championship along the way, while defeating the likes of fellow WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan, Diamond Dallas Page and Mr. Perfect with his patented Spear and Jackhammer.

His smash-mouth style combined with being seemingly impervious to pain made him one of the biggest stars in sports-entertainment history.  Fans crammed into arenas around the world, chanting Goldberg's name as he bathed in fireworks, smoke pouring out of his nostrils as he roared to the ring to unleash destruction.

After his unprecedented rookie campaign, Goldberg continued to dominate titans of the squared circle, felling monsters like Sid Vicious and Bam Bam Bigelow, among others.  After WCW closed in 2001, Goldberg bided his time before coming to WWE in 2003.  Right off the bat, he set his sights on one of the biggest Superstars of WWE (and Hollywood):  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.  He bulldozed over The Great One, Chris Jericho and Triple H and captured the World Heavyweight Championship before making his exit one year later after a battle against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX.

That seemed like it would be the end of Goldberg's tear through sports-entertainment, but the book still hadn't closed on the steamrolling Superstar’s career.

Twelve years after his last match, Goldberg returned to answer Lesnar's challenge once again.  Despite the odds (and time) being against him, he shocked the WWE Universe by putting Lesnar away in one minute and 24 seconds with two Spears and a thunderous Jackhammer.  He went on to show that he had not lost a step by defeating Kevin Owens at WWE Fastlane 2017 to become the Universal Champion.  While he lost the title to Lesnar at WrestleMania 33, he left WWE one night later with a warning to any Superstars who might think of calling him out:  "You never know what – or who – is next!" and "Never say never."

While there probably won't be any Jackhammers during Goldberg's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, it is sure to be an emotional evening, as one of sports-entertainment’s greatest Superstars takes his place in history.

Tickets for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place on Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 Week in New Orleans, will be available this Friday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. ET on Ticketmaster.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 05:02:31 pm »
Time get some tweezers because the next inductees will leave splinters in you.

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The WWE Hall of Fame will need to stock up on tables because The Dudley Boyz are moving in.

As first reported by CBS Sports, Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley are the latest inductees in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018.  They will be inducted, alongside Goldberg, during the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 6, in New Orleans during WrestleMania 34 Week.

The Dudley Boyz' journey to the WWE Hall of Fame began in Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1996, when Bubba Ray and D-Von, the sons of the unseen Big Daddy Dudley, were on opposite sides of a family feud among brothers clad in tie-dye and thick-rimmed glasses.  Eventually, Bubba Ray and D-Von joined forces and kicked off two decades of tag team dominance.

In ECW, The Dudley Boyz were, perhaps, the promotion's most reviled villains.  Bubba Ray & D-Von could grab the microphone and antagonize audiences to the brink of full-scale riots.  Once the bell rang, they were just as dangerous.  With a predilection for punishing opponents by slamming them through tables and a devastating double-team maneuver known as the 3D in their arsenal, The Dudleys captured the ECW Tag Team Championship eight times before they left the land of extreme in 1999.

Bubba Ray & D-Von soon arrived in WWE, ditching the tie-dye for camouflage, but keeping the same nasty attitude that brought them success – not to mention a healthy stock of tables to drive their foes through.  In WWE rings, The Dudley Boyz found a pair of teams just as willing to push competition to its extreme ends in The Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian.  The trio of tag teams turned the squared circle into their own demolition derby, using tables, ladders and chairs to punish one another.  Their hardcore tendencies converged in the first-ever TLC Match at SummerSlam 2000 and led to a classic sequel on The Grandest Stage of Them All at WrestleMania X-Seven.

By the time they left WWE in 2005, The Dudley Boyz had racked up eight reigns as World Tag Team Champions, one as WWE Tag Team Champions and one as WCW Tag Team Champions.

Ten years later, the 17-time tag team champions returned to WWE to compete with a new generation of Superstars, introducing teams like The New Day and The Usos to their brand of hardcore wrestling … and a few tables.  Though they left WWE again in 2016, the WWE Universe never forgot them, as evidenced by the raucous reception they received at Raw 25 when Bubba Ray & D-Von arrived to put Heath Slater through a table with a thunderous 3D.

And now, The Dudley Boyz will take their rightful place in sports-entertainment history on what is sure to be an incredible night.

Tickets for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 Week in New Orleans, are available now on Ticketmaster.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 05:48:25 pm »
Oh hell yes!! Truly deserving as one of the greatest teams ever! And they actually did put their lives on the line as those matches, no matter what, demanded such a physical toll that no matter what critics say, had to be so intense that injury and even death were possible! No matter how well trained, even if the table is a breakaway prop, someone coming down on you from a 20 foot ladder is going to hurt! A lot! Well deserved!
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 03:21:11 pm »
No need to censor this lady's excitement because come WrestleMania Weekend, she will be glowing.

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Ivory, a true pioneer in women's wrestling, will take her place in the WWE Hall of Fame on Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 Week in New Orleans, as a member of the Class of 2018.  The news was first reported by *****.

She broke into the wrestling business as a competitor on Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the 80s wrestling program that inspired the hit ******* show "GLOW."  Competing under the name Tina Ferrari, Ivory captured GLOW's championship before leaving the sports-entertainment industry in the early 1990s.

After nearly a decade away from the squared circle, Ivory returned to the ring in 1999, showing up in WWE in the corner of Mark Henry and D'Lo Brown.  She wasted no time getting physical, helping Henry & Brown even the odds against Jeff Jarrett, Owen Hart & Debra.  Not long after her arrival, Ivory defeated Debra to capture her first WWE Women's Championship.  Though she was later dethroned by The Fabulous Moolah, Ivory quickly rebounded and recaptured the title from the WWE Hall of Famer.

During the over-the-top Attitude Era of WWE, Ivory eventually aligned herself with the buttoned-up Right to Censor, trading in her tights for a crisp white dress shirt and a full-length skirt.  The unusual ring attire did not hinder her from competing at the highest level, as she defeated three fellow WWE Hall of Famers -- Lita, Trish Stratus and Jacqueline -- to capture her third Women’s Title in 2000.

Ivory continued to compete in WWE through 2005 but also began to take on other roles in the company, including serving as a trainer on season 3 of WWE Tough Enough, announcing and hosting several WWE television programs before departing in 2009.

Now, Ivory will have one more title to add to her resume:  WWE Hall of Famer.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 05:16:28 am »
Long over due for Ivory. The only thing I want to know is if they'll acknowledge her GLOW and LPWA career. With GLOW I can see it happening with the WWE wanting the rub off the GLOW tv series.

Also there's a rumor that Jeff Jarrett will get inducted this year.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 01:14:40 pm »
If were to use the lexicon of today's generation, I'd say I'm s-h-double-o-k.

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Jeff Jarrett used to have one question for the WWE Universe during his incredible career:  "Ain't I great?"

While fans responded with boos and jeers then, today, the answer is undoubtedly affirmative.  As first reported by *************, Jarrett is the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, joining Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz and Ivory.  He'll take his place in sports-entertainment history on Friday, April 6, in New Orleans during WrestleMania 34 Week.

Double J's road to the WWE Hall of Fame began at birth.  The son of Tennessee wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett, Jeff grew up around the industry, eventually becoming a referee before competing between the ropes at the age of 18.  While many promoters' sons had entered the ring and flamed out, Jarrett was a prodigy inside the squared circle.  It was easy to see that he would be a Superstar as he competed against and alongside the likes of WWE Hall of Famers Jerry "The King" Lawler, Nick Bockwinkel and countless others.

However, when Jarrett finally made it to WWE in late 1993, he revealed that he had dreams bigger than the ring:  He wanted to use sports-entertainment to make himself the biggest star in country music.  Ahead of his arrival, Double J strutted around Music City, USA – Nashville – running down the country music establishment and claiming that the WWE was his road to stardom in the ring and on the stage.

Jarrett found success between the ropes, capturing the Intercontinental Championship three times during a heated rivalry with WWE Hall of Famer Razor Ramon and picking up countless victories with help from The Roadie, much to the dismay of the WWE Universe.  Double J eventually backed up his big boasts about his musical prowess, releasing his debut single, "With My Baby Tonight," with a music video and live performance at In Your House 2 in Nashville.  However, after Jarrett's WWE departure, it was revealed that all wasn't as it seemed when it came to the hit single – Jarrett was lip-syncing; The Roadie was the voice behind the song.

Nonetheless, Jarrett continued his in-ring career in WCW in 1996, becoming one of the few proud Superstars that can call themselves a member of the legendary Four Horseman.  During his year in WCW, Jarrett defeated Dean Malenko to capture the revered United States Championship.

Double J returned to WWE in late 1997 and developed a new, nasty attitude that matched the era in the company.  Though he lost his long blonde locks in a match at SummerSlam 1998, it did not deter Jarrett from achieving success, whether it came fairly or by bashing his opponents with an acoustic guitar.  During this stint in WWE, Jarrett captured the World Tag Team Titles with Owen Hart and claimed the European and Intercontinental Championships on his own.

Jarrett jumped back to WCW in 1999 and found his greatest success as a competitor, defeating fellow Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page in the final of a six-man tournament to win the vacant WCW World Championship.  Jarrett engaged in rivalries with the likes of Ric Flair, Booker T, Sting and others while capturing the WCW World Title three more times before the company was purchased by WWE in 2001.

Jarrett continued to compete around the world and also began to promote shows that gave future WWE Superstars like AJ Styles, Bobby Roode and Eric Young their first major exposure.

Double J's resume is one of the most impressive in sports-entertainment history.  He’s a four-time WCW Champion, three-time United States Champion, six-time Intercontinental Champion, European Champion and World Tag Team Champion.  And during WrestleMania 34 Week, Jeff Jarrett will add one more accolade to that list:  WWE Hall of Famer.

Ain't he great?

Tickets for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 Week in New Orleans, are available now on Ticketmaster.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 11:49:58 am »
The next inductee to the WWE Hall of Fame is a New Orleans native, a hero and has a great sense of humor given his circumstances.

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As first reported by the New Orleans Times-Picayune, WWE announced today that 15-year-old Jarrius "JJ" Robertson, double liver transplant survivor and longtime WWE fan, has been named the recipient of the fourth annual Warrior Award.  Named after WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior, The Warrior Award is presented to an individual who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of Ultimate Warrior.

The award will be presented to Robertson by Dana Warrior, widow of Ultimate Warrior, at the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will stream live on *** ******* at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, April 6, from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.  USA Network will broadcast a special presentation of the ceremony on Saturday, April 7, at 10 ET/10 PT and on Monday, April 9, at 11 ET/11 PT, immediately following Raw.

While battling biliary atresia, a rare chronic liver disease, Jarrius has undergone dozens of surgeries and has had two liver transplants in his short life.  Through these trials and tribulations, Jarrius has not let this disease define who he is.  His charismatic, lively and positive attitude throughout his journey has captured the attention of athletes, celebrities and people around the world.  Living by the motto "It takes lives to save lives," Jarrius strives to encourage everyone to become an organ donor.

"I can't believe I have been chosen to be the 2018 Warrior Award recipient," said Robertson.  "Being honored by WWE means the world to me.  I feel very blessed."

"Jarrius has shown immeasurable amounts of courage, strength and positivity during the hardest of times.
 His infectious smile and personality light up any room, with no one the wiser of the pain he could have been enduring at any given moment," said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer.  "His determination to help others fight their toughest battles and his work to bring awareness to organ donation make him a true Warrior and the perfect recipient of this year’s award in his hometown of New Orleans."

"It is a privilege to present Jarrius with this year's Warrior Award at the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," said Dana Warrior.  "He lives every day with the Warrior spirit and is an inspiration to people of all ages."

Robertson has received honors from the New Orleans Saints and the NBA and was the recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2017 ESPYS.  Last year, Stephanie McMahon presented Robertson with a WWE Hero award for his courage, perseverance and dedication to helping others.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 11:31:40 am »
Somebody's going to need to swap out his overalls for a tuxedo.

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Hillbilly Jim was a country boy plucked from the WWE Universe to be a Superstar.  Now, he's going to be a WWE Hall of Famer.

As first reported by ******** ******, Mudlick, Ky.'s favorite son is the latest inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.  Hillbilly Jim joins Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett and Warrior Award recipient Jarrius "JJ" Robertson on the list of those who will be honored on Friday, April 6, in New Orleans during WrestleMania 34 Week.

The big country boy first popped up in WWE in late 1984, as a big, smiling bearded face towering above WWE fans around the country.  However, Jim decided to get a little closer to the action when Hulk Hogan was attacked by Ken Patera, Big John Studd and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.  Leaping over the barricade, Hillbilly Jim jumped in the ring and helped The Hulkster run off the villains.  Hogan saw something in the rugged man standing beside him and trained Jim for the ring.

Opting to compete in his overalls and entering the ring with a lucky horseshoe around his neck, Hillbilly Jim proved to be a prodigy inside the squared circle, using his incredible power to squeeze opponents into submission with his trademark bear hug.  Though an injury sidelined him early in his WWE career, that did not stop Jim from introducing the WWE Universe to his extended family – Uncle Elmer, Cousin Junior and Cousin Luke – a trio of happy-go-lucky hillbillies that put smiles on the faces of fans around the world with their antics in the ring.

When he recovered, Jim jumped back in the ring and picked up where he left off, this time with his family in his corner.  Hillbilly Jim also embraced WWE’s smaller competitors, competing in a Six-Person Tag Team Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania III.  The match featured one of the more infamous moments in WWE history, with one of Jim’s partners, Little Beaver, being splashed by the humongous King Kong Bundy in front of 93,173 people.

Hillbilly Jim continued competing in WWE through 1990 before stepping away from the squared circle.  He continued to work with WWE throughout the 90s, co-hosting Prime Time Wrestling and managing his cousins, Henry and Phineas Godwinn, to the World Tag Team Championship.  Jim returned to the ring for the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-Seven and showed a different side of himself on the hit *** ******* reality show, "Legends House," in 2014.

Because of his lasting legacy as a beloved favorite of the WWE Universe, there is no better nominee for induction into the WWE Hall of Fame than Hillbilly Jim.

The 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on Friday, April 6, in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center during WrestleMania 34 Week.  Tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 01:02:45 pm »
It's very fitting that this announcement comes today because tonight's Raw is at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and this man's concerts were the first events at the venue.

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While his song "New Orleans" is setting the tone for the party atmosphere that WrestleMania is bringing to The Big Easy this year, Kid Rock will be taking his place in WWE history.

As first reported by *************, Kid Rock will join the WWE Hall of Fame's Celebrity Wing as a member of the Class of 2018.  He’ll be inducted into the hallowed hall on Friday, April 6, in New Orleans during WrestleMania 34 Week in The Big Easy.  He joins Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim and Warrior Award recipient Jarrius "JJ" Robertson among those being honored that night.

Kid Rock's musical career is legendary.  After breaking into the mainstream music scene in the late 1990s with songs like "Bawitdaba" and "Cowboy," the Detroit native has gone on to sell more than 26 million albums.  His unique blend of rap, rock and country music has helped him transcend genres and become one of the most popular recording artists going today.

His in-your-face style in the studio and on stage has made Kid Rock a big contributor to the soundtrack of the WWE Universe.  Several of his songs have been the official themes for WWE pay-per-view events, including "Cocky" and the worldwide hit, "All Summer Long."  Kid Rock's music has also been entrance music for a select few Superstars.  The Undertaker used the 2000 single "American Bad Ass" as he thundered to the ring on his motorcycle, while Kid Rock's cover of ZZ Top's hit "Legs" blared through arenas around the world as Stacy Keibler made her way to the squared circle.  He's even brought his incomparable live show to WWE on several occasions, including a May 2000 edition of Monday Night Raw, a stellar performance at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, and a show for America's armed forces during the 2012 edition of WWE's most patriotic night of the year, Tribute to the Troops.

For his huge contributions to the sound of WWE, Kid Rock will receive the great honor of induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on Friday, April 6, in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center during WrestleMania 34 Week.  Tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2018, 09:21:43 pm »
definitely disagree with kid rock being selected.

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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2018, 12:05:48 am »
I disagree with about 90% of the celebrity inductees! But no one listens to me! Except my class! I had a paddle made at Silver Dollar City many years ago with the words 'Board of Education' written on it and I hung it behind me. I have never had to use it in 20+ years.  :)
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018, 09:57:48 am »
 The fact that Ivory and Hillbilly Jim got in before the greatest intercontinental champion of all time tells you all you need to know about the wwe hall of fame
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 11:59:39 am »
Somebody gone get their ass kicked, somebody gone get their wig split.

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Mark Henry took pride in giving countless Superstars a vicious induction into his Hall of Pain.  During WrestleMania 34 Week, The World's Strongest Man will enter a completely different hall.

As first reported by USA Today, Henry will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018.  He joins Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, Kid Rock and Warrior Award recipient Jarrius "JJ" Robertson as those being honored during the 2018 Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 Week in New Orleans.

Henry’s journey in professional sports began in the world of powerlifting.  After becoming a prodigy in the weight room as a high-schooler, Henry broke out at the 1992 Summer Olympics.  One year later, he won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 1993 Pan-American Games.  His unbelievable power caught the eye of WWE officials, who signed him to become a Superstar in 1996.  Shortly after competing in the 1996 Summer Olympics, Henry made his in-ring debut at In Your House: Mind Games, defeating fellow WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler.

Henry excelled inside the squared circle as a member of The Nation of Domination alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and also became the notorious ladies' man known as "Sexual Chocolate" during WWE’s over-the-top Attitude Era.  While with WWE, Henry would foray into strongman competition and find great success, winning the 2002 Arnold Strongman Classic.  Back in WWE, The World’s Strongest Man would use the power that won him that contest, pulling off incredible feats of strength for his fellow Superstars and the WWE Universe.

Soon, though, Henry would discover a mean streak like no other and unleash his rage on the WWE roster.
 Henry carved a path of destruction through Superstars like The Undertaker, Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio before making his way to ECW and capturing the brand’s top championship in his first match, defeating Kane and Big Show in the process.  After returning to SmackDown, Henry’s penchant for punishment was given a name – his opponents weren’t just being beaten down; they were being inducted into The Hall of Pain.

Henry's appetite for destruction brought him one of sports-entertainment's top prizes – the World Heavyweight Championship, which he won by defeating Randy Orton at Night of Champions 2011.  As The World's Strongest Man’s career approached the two-decade mark, rumors of Henry’s retirement began to travel through the WWE Universe.  Henry even played into the rumors, appearing on Monday Night Raw in June 2013 for what appeared to be a tearful retirement speech as John Cena watched on, though he shocked everyone by nearly driving Cena through the mat with his World's Strongest Slam, boldly declaring "I've got a lot left in the tank!"

Henry continued competing with WWE through WrestleMania 33, while also taking on a new role as a talent scout and mentor, helping to prepare competitors like Braun Strowman, Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews and Bianca Belair for the rigors of the squared circle.

For the devastation he caused inside the ring, as well as the work he does to help the next generation of Superstars, there is no bigger honor for Mark Henry than to become The World's Strongest Hall of Famer.

The 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on Friday, April 6, in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center during WrestleMania 34 Week.  Tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2018, 03:26:19 pm »
It appears those we have the Legacy Wing inductees for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018.  The reported names are:

  • Boris Malenko (AWA World Tag Team Champion, eight-time NWA Brass Knuckles Champion in Florida, NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion, two-time NWA Florida Tag Team Champion, NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion in Florida, NWA Southern Tag Team Champion in Florida, WCWA World Heavyweight Champion, NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion, WCWA Texas Tag Team Champion, NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion in the Northern Division, NWA Southeastern Television Champion)
  • Cora Combs (four-time NWA United States Women's Champion)
  • Dara Singh (NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Champion)
  • El Santo (Mexican National Light Heavyweight Champion, four-time Mexican National Middleweight Champion, two-time Mexican National Tag Team Champion, two-time Mexican National Welterweight Champion, NWA World Middleweight Champion, two-time NWA World Welterweight Champion)
  • Jim Landos (World Heavyweight Champion in National Wrestling Alliance, New York State Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Champion, original World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion)
  • Lord Alfred Hayes (WCWA Texas Tag Team Champion, two-time NWA World Tag Team Champion in the Central States, ESA International Tag Team Champion, five-time NWA Western States Heavyweight Champion, three-time NWA Western States Tag Team Champion)
  • Rufus R. Jones (two-time NWA Central States Heavyweight Champion, three-time NWA Central States Tag Team Champion, NWA Central States Television Champion, four-time NWA North American Tag Team Champion in the Central States, NWA Georgia Tag Team Champion, NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion, NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champion, two-time WCW World Television Champion, WCW World Tag Team Champion, NWA Alabama Heavyweight Champion)
  • Sputnik Monroe (NWA Southern Tag Team Champion in Florida, NWA Florida Tag Team Champion, two-time NWA World Tag Team Champion in Florida, Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Champion, two-time NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion, NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Champion, AWA Southern Tag Team Champion, two-time NWA Tennessee Heavyweight Champion, two-time NWA Tennessee Tag Team Champion, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion, NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion, two-time WCWA Texas Tag Team Champion)
  • Stan Stasiak (NWA Macon Heavyweight Champion, NWA International Tag Team Champion in Toronto, two-time NWA Canadian Tag Team Champion in Vancouver, three-time NWA Brass Knuckles Champion, NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion, WCWA Texas Tag Team Champion, NWA Brass Knuckles Champion in Amarillo, NWF North American Heavyweight Champion, six-time NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion, eight-time NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Champion, three-time NWA Canadian Heavyweight Champion in Calgary, Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion, IWA World Heavyweight Champion in Australia, WWE Champion)
« Last Edit: April 20, 2018, 01:26:05 pm by InThe313 »
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Re: WWE Hall of Fame 2018 discussion
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2018, 12:54:00 am »
All of the names in the report for the Legacy Wing were correct, but it did omit one that was inducted this year and that was Hiro Matsuda (four-time NWA Florida Tag Team Champion, four-time NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion in Florida, two-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion, five-time NWA World Tag Team Champion in Florida, All Asia Tag Team Champion, NWA North American Tag Team Champion in Los Angeles and Japan, NWA World Tag Team Champion in Mid-America).  I want to conclude by wishing a well-deserved congratulations to the entire WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2018, 12:31:18 pm by InThe313 »
Bottoms up, bottoms up (up)
Aye, what's in ya cup
Got a couple bottles but a couple ain't enough
Bottoms up, bottoms up (up)
Throw ya hands up
Tell security we 'bout to tear this club up
Bottoms up, bottoms up (up)
Pocket full of green
Girl, you know I love the way you shake it in them jeans